Painted Rock Fireplace

My little mountain apartment had a corner hearth that become like a darkish, sad hollow. I concept it could use a make-over… (Plus, mortar restore through the years become mismatched.)

painted rock fireplace
painted rock fireplace

Fireplace before. Gulp… Did I want to paint that rock? …It became a "commitment!"

painted rock fireplace
painted rock fireplace

Used plastic and painter’s tape to guard the black firebox and alongside floor. This step, done nicely, will save you many complications within the destiny. (It took about half-hour.)

painted rock fireplace
painted rock fireplace

Valspar paint from ACE Hardware (sorry for the messy can). — Latex – Satin end

painted rock fireplace
painted rock fireplace

Mantel colour: "Twinkle Twinkle". – Valspar "Color of the Year"

painted rock fireplace
painted rock fireplace

Rock shade: "Sculpting Clay" — I wanted a mild/medium real GREY.

painted rock fireplace
painted rock fireplace

First I took a cord brush and "brushed" all of the lichen and loose mortar away. Then swept the rock with a brush and vacuumed. (30 minutes)

painted rock fireplace
painted rock fireplace

I examine on a blog that a nappy roller is ideal on rock. I attempted it… Basically it changed into a waste of a good roller. It genuinely still left a lot of brush painting to do.

painted rock fireplace
painted rock fireplace

I, ultimately, used a small brush for the mortar and a bigger one for the flatter surfaces.

painted rock fireplace
painted rock fireplace

The first coat took FOREVER (4 hours.). The mortar and rock actually soaked up the paint… Additionally rocks have SO many crevices! But… I knew that if I did an amazing activity on the first coat… The second one might be a chunk of cake.

Frankly, I changed into a little worried at this degree!! The paint became a long way from gray — it was nearly a dirty chalk shade. YIKES!

Oh properly… "it’s simply paint." At the very least I had a first coat of some thing on the floor. I went to mattress.

painted rock fireplace
painted rock fireplace

When I wakened in the morning, I found the paint had dried and cured a piece — into the proper shade of gray!

I painted any other coat. It went on way greater easily than the primary coat — only took two hours! My endurance and fortitude on the first coat paid off in spades!

Time to dispose of the plastic and tape: (10 mins)

painted rock fireplace
painted rock fireplace

0 Here’s my completed hearth!! I’m SO glad with the end result! (the color is in reality a piece darker/richer than this picture… Greater just like the previous image.)

Reward: snow at the ground, a pitcher of wine in my hand, piano song on — and a fireplace to keep me heat. Sigh… So contented. 🙂

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